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CSPAN
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
the obama administration. the group also discuss they don't always read the legislation in full before voting for. this is 90 minutes. >> good afternoon. welcome. minus daniel schuman and i'm the director of the advisory committee on transparency which is hosting today's events. today's discussion is going to focus on whether congress is serious about transparency. we're going to explore the progress that is made up to 100 of congress and identify some of the deficits. we're going to do my portion very quickly because what's really interesting of course is what our general palace have to say. let me start by introducing a. on my right is hugh halpern, staff director for the u.s. house of representatives committee on rules. on the committee serves as chairman david tries chief adviser on committee and leadership that is the to my leftist jim harper, director of information policy studies at the cato institute and is also the founder of washington watchdog, which keeps a very close eye on legislation and federal spending. chimp has asked me to mention washington watch.com several
CSPAN
Sep 25, 2012 6:00am EDT
are yet again critical of the obama administration. >> i have never seen a perfect candidate, and i've never had a perfect candidate. i wasn't perfect. i will always speak out, but if you read the article today, and my other utterances, it has always been stated that i'm still on the obama train. and i will explain why -- >> we will definitely to to do that, but for specific think what you address last week was the question of the red line that -- >> not so much the red line. cannot expound? >> tell us what you said last week. >> okay. i was incensed as i believe every american was that what occurred in both egypt and libya. in egypt, the embassy was overrun. by cops. the egyptian cops didn't protect the embassy. and libya the military, libbey military, libyan cops ran away. didn't protect the embassy. and in addition and worst of all was the fact that the ambassador was murdered, killed so to speak. i'm not sure exactly how, whether he was succeeded at how it actually occurred. along with three other consular personnel. that i did not believe that the american response was adequa
CSPAN
Sep 26, 2012 7:30am EDT
have enough security to spice mornings of heightened despair. you think the obama administration could've handled this situation better either before or after that attack? kaine: i don't know the details and we've got to study at ensure the answer to the question is yes. when something goes wrong there's always something you could have done better. en i was governor my darkest day was april of 2007 when there was a shooting at virginia tech. the most significant crime in the history of the state. and i just landed in japan on a trade mission and then i got right back on the plane and flew back. i spend time dealing with grieving family members in that community. and what i said from day one is we're going to put in place a panel of people with a broad expertise have no connection of virginia tech and we will have them turn it upside down to determine everything that could've been done different. so we cn minimize the chance that anything like that will ever happen again. we can't prevent it but we can minimize the chance. we found a lot of things that could've been done better. things tha
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2012 6:00am EDT
rigorous immigration enforcement. that's why the obama administration embraced the. it's about how all these things represent and what are you obligate to say when you're pinned down. do you believe in enforcing these laws, or not? the thing is when you say, the whole idea of the dream act is that well, these are the good kids. let's attack the interest of the good kids. advocates will say, i think there are, it doesn't mean you're a bad kid if you're in community college or it may be got in trouble if you're a teenager and your criminal record, it doesn't make you a bad person and i think there's something very disingenuous about the debate. that's of course advocates want to structure the debate in a certain way. i don't know how much of this is rooted in any kind of beliefs prior to the way that we actually structure the conversation. i do think that advocates have structured the conversation very advantageously which is their job. >> thank you. >> just a couple more questions and then we'll have to cut it off. so maybe back there. and also to your right. >> hi. i was wondering if y
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